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Friday, August 9, 2019

One of Two by S. R. Cronin - Book Tour - Exclusive Excerpt - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hello, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host S. R. Cronin and her new book, “One of Two”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card AND a Kindle eBook copy of ANY book in the 46. Ascending Book Series!!!  Also, come back daily to interact with S. R. and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

One of Two
by S. R. Cronin


GENRE: Science Fiction/Fantasy



Telepathy creates as many problems as it solves, as everyone in the secret organization x0 would admit. When new member Lola discovers another group of telepaths with a totally different approach, those problems multiply at the speed of thought.

Soon, Lola’s family and friends are in danger. Lucky for her, she’s not your average budding psychic. Each person she is close to has a special gift of their own. That’s good, because it’s going to take every power they possess to stop these others from tearing apart x0.



Violeta studied the man. He was physically impressive, tall and well built for his age, with thick white hair. His personality took over a room, keeping everyone else on edge with his questions and demands. She sensed how he loved being in charge and thought he was good at it. He worked to keep a firm hand on the till of society, and believed society was the better for it.

However, he also radiated fear. Not nervousness, but a deep dread of any society in which men like him weren’t in complete control. He loved the present order of things, which made sense, because the present order of things was quite good for him.

He feared power or influence in the hands of anyone he deemed as “other.” These others included females not captivated by his charms or who lacked charms by his definition. At one time it had also included males of other ethnic groups, but Warren had seen the necessity of overcoming his own racism in forming the Entelechy. Now, inclusivity of the strongest males of other ethnic groups was a means to an end for him.

What was that end? It had to do with Warren being an honorable man. He felt loyalty to those who’d given him his power, and he intended to do right by them. He and his Entelechy would nurture the concerns that prompted the wars that required the weapons built by the stockholders who’d allowed him to grow his company. Violeta listened to part of Warren’s short speech, planning to leave before Gabriel noticed how long she’d stayed. She’d picked up her purse and coat when Warren’s words turned to how powerful and dangerous the woman Lola was.

“Lola is our entry point into this threatening organization. We must find all of them. We must understand what they do, and we must neutralize them. The safety of our world depends on it.”

Good Lord. They were going to go after this poor woman again?

The sport of judo has a history of honor, and of protecting the weak. Decades ago, young Violeta bought into that philosophy, and, deep within, she still embraced it. As she listened to Warren speak, she knew what she had to do. She added Lola, and Lola’s own, to the circle of people she was sworn to protect.

So be it. Warren had his ethics, and ample weapons. He was a worthy opponent. She bowed softly in his direction. Let the match begin.



Sherrie Roth grew up in Western Kansas thinking there was no place in the universe more fascinating than outer space. After her mother vetoed astronaut as a career ambition, she went on to study journalism and physics in hopes of becoming a science writer.

She published her first science fiction short story long ago, and then waited a lot of tables while she looked for inspiration for the next story. When it finally came, it declared to her it had to be a whole book, nothing less. One night, while digesting this disturbing piece of news, she drank way too many shots of ouzo with her boyfriend. She woke up thirty-one years later demanding to know what was going on.

The boyfriend, who she had apparently long since married, asked her to calm down and explained how, in a fit of practicality, she had gone back to school and gotten a degree in geophysics and spent the last 28 years interpreting seismic data in the oil industry. The good news, according to Mr. Cronin, was that she had found it to be entertaining and ridiculously well-paying. The bad news was the two of them had still managed to spend almost all of the money.

Apparently she was now Mrs. Cronin, and further good news was that they had produced three wonderful children whom they loved, even though, to be honest, that was where a lot of the money had gone. Even better news was that Mr. Cronin turned out to be a warm-hearted, encouraging sort who was happy to see her awake and ready to write. "It's about time," were his exact words.

Sherrie Cronin discovered that over the ensuing decades Sally Ride had already managed to become the first woman in space and apparently had done a fine job of it. No one, however, had written the book that had been in Sherrie's head for decades. The only problem was, the book informed her it had now grown into a six book collection. Sherrie decided she better start writing it before it got any longer. She's been wide awake ever since, and writing away.



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S. R. will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC and a kindle copy of any book in the 46. Ascending Collection (winner’s choice) to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. Sherrie ~ Good morning! Welcome back! It is so great to have you here again! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :) I am looking forward to reading and reviewing this book next month! :)

    1. Thanks so much for having me here. It's always a pleasure to make an appearance on your lovely blog!

  2. Congrats on the release. I hope that your book is a success,

    1. Thanks Bernie. I appreciate your comments and questions and the way you follow along on a book tour. Good luck to you in the give-away!

  3. Happy Friday! Do you think that this series would translate well to film or TV and if so, is that something that you would like to see?

  4. Happy Friday! Thanks for sharing the great post, I enjoyed reading it :)

  5. Thank you for sharing your book with us and for the giveaway as well. I appreciate them both.

  6. What surprised you about the book?

  7. Did you go to school to become a writer?